This Valentine’s Day, we are getting a little mushy, while at the same time keeping it very real. Here are three couples who own a restaurant (or more than one) together and still manage to find time for romance. We talked to them about the good, the bad, the ugly and what keeps their partnership and businesses going. RUSSELL AND DESTA KLEIN Meritage just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and this couple, who built the downtown St. Paul restaurant together, are going strong after 18 years together. How did you meet? Russell: We met at W.A. Frost, when I was the chef there. She started working there. Desta: I tried to get a real job. I left the industry after I had bartended and waited tables putting myself through college and graduate school, and after five years working for academia, having this beautiful corner office with ivy on the windows, it was a privileged existence in a lot of ways, but I was bored senseless. So I needed to come back to restaurants. And at the time I was … [Read more...] about Now that’s love. Couples behind Meritage, Chef Shack, Gazta talk about their partnerships
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U.S. Employment So, you’re attending your first conference? I remember the first few events I attended on my own. It felt like I was entering a whole new world. And whole new worlds can be intimidating, so you probably have a lot of questions. “What should I wear? How can I meet people? Is this going to be boring?” You shouldn’t attend conferences out of duty or because it’s “what adults do.” If you do that, they will be boring, wasteful, and unproductive. But the good news is that conferences don’t have to be any of those things. Figuring out the Do's and Don'ts of conferences can be intimidating for first-timers. Getty The real value in conferences lies in the connections you’ll make. You can form friendships and memories that last a lifetime. So give these tips a try—because your first conference should be awesome, not average. 1. Dress smart but not too smart First things first. How should you dress? Conference … [Read more...] about 10 Steps To Crushing Your First Business Conference
US & Canada 13 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46145776 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Former US Senator Joseph Tydings, who died last month, worked closely with former presidents Lyndon Johnson and JFK. And, … [Read more...] about A gift from Stalin and a row with Trump
If you’re looking for something good to read, there’s no one better to ask than a librarian. Think about it: They live their lives surrounded by books. So we asked eight librarians from Hennepin and Ramsey counties what they plan to read this summer, and what they recommend for others. They responded with a stack of books so big it threatens to topple and crush us. Life is good. CARLOS GONZALEZ • [email protected] Senior librarian Saad Samatar, shown at the Eden Prairie Library. Saad Samatar, Hennepin County Library As you’re heading to the cabin this summer and celebrating the natural beauty of Minnesota wilderness, “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel is a fascinating read about the true story of a man who left modern life for the woods of central Maine. Muslim refugees escaping from civil wars, poverty and religious fanaticism in the Middle East and Africa have made … [Read more...] about Great summer books picked by the experts, your Twin Cities librarians
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that his company’s lax attention hurt user privacy. But as the 33-year-old founder told Congress, the onus is still on users to protect their personal data. The eerie feeling that a corporation can track your every digital move — and share it — has finally, maybe, awakened consumers that their likes, tweets and other posts are being viewed and gathered by strangers. Of course, this hasn’t been a secret. It has long haunted privacy advocates, well before the recent #DeleteFacebook movement. And Zuckerberg’s revelations this week were even more astounding, including that Facebook collects data on people who don’t use Facebook and the company doesn’t know whether other companies abused user data as Cambridge Analytica did. “Consumers are realizing that Facebook is really monetizing them and really isn’t here to protect their data,” said Robb Reck, the chief information … [Read more...] about Facebook’s data privacy fiasco has trickled down to Colorado companies who use the ad-based service. Now what?